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  Chargers | LA Chargers not budging on Melvin Gordon?    Mon Jul 22, 03:55 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't expected to receive an extension anytime soon, as the team has reportedly 'dug in' on its stance. Barring a change in his camp's expectations, Gordon's threat to potentially hold out will be put to the test, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson via multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Gordon will have to decide if he is willing to give the Chargers any more than the bare minimum to get his unrestricted free agent status next year - which could still be preempted by a franchise tag. He feels too risky for the first round right now. Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler would form a committee to replace Gordon if he holds out into the season.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon hopes to stay with LAC    Sat Jul 13, 02:43 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he hopes to stay with the Chargers but believes it is time for him to receive a lucrative new contract. Gordon indicated he is willing to have a lengthy holdout.

Footballguys view: The Chargers would be unlikely to get much in return for Gordon if he was put on the trade block. He's a fine starter but injuries have kept him from playing a full season all but one year out of his four-year career. Gordon won't get top dollar, he's not that kind of back, but he should be looking for some long-term security with the Chargers. We'll see if he misses some time in training camp and the preseason holding out. The Chargers really don't have anyone on the roster who could replace him.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon wants deal or trade    Thu Jul 11, 10:12 AM

Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon informed the team he wants a new contract or to be traded.

Footballguys view: Gordon is playing on his fifth-year option in 2019 with a fully guaranteed, one-year salary of $5.6 million. Looking around the league, we can't imagine any team too interested in trading for him. Gordon is a good starter, but he's only played a full 16-game regular season once (2017) in his career. Trading for and then paying close to top dollar for a running back doesn't sound like a plan for success. We think the Chargers end up getting something done, but Gordon might miss time in training camp and perhaps even into the preseason.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to hold out    Thu Jul 11, 09:58 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will not report to training camp without a new contract. Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which would pay him $5.6 million in 2019.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon will be at minicamp    Thu Jun 6, 06:19 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.

Footballguys view: Gordon is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he's on the books for around $5.6 million. Earlier this offseason, the word was Gordon was waiting for Le'Veon Bell to get his new contract. That happened with the Jets, with Bell signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. We'll see if Gordon's new deal approaches those numbers. We don't see the Chargers playing hardball too much with Gordon and expect a deal to get done in good time.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon not at workout    Mon Apr 29, 10:20 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Gordon is looking for a new deal and that may be why he's staying away during voluntary workouts. The 2015 first-round pick is due $5.6 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. The Chargers were looking into an extension, so we may see something done before the start of the regular season. Stay tuned.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to wait on extension    Wed Jan 30, 07:22 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he wants to wait until free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) signs a new contract this offseason before he considers signing a contract extension with the Chargers.

Footballguys view: Gordon's case might not be helped by Bell's contract considering Bell's handling of his last contract impasse and his history of suspensions. Chances are Gordon will get a deal more like David Johnson's than Todd Gurley's.

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  Chargers | Extension possible for Melvin Gordon    Thu Jan 17, 08:26 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said Gordon is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon gets into end zone    Sun Jan 13, 04:44 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran nine times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots and he added an 11-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Gordon was a non-factor as injuries piled up in the late part of the season. The Chargers should be thinking extension with Gordon entering his fifth-year option season turning 26 in April.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to run wild?    Sat Jan 12, 09:41 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon faces the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 13, and the Patriots allowed the third-most yards per rush during the regular season.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon off injury report    Fri Jan 11, 04:43 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 11, and has been removed from the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Chargers here. Gordon is far from 100 percent but he's going to play against the Patriots and should get his normal workload.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon limited Thursday    Thu Jan 10, 05:31 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 10.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon expected to play Sunday    Thu Jan 10, 01:11 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knees) is expected to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: Gordon is not at full strength but the team needs him out there in the Divisional Round. The Chargers travel to play the Patriots on Sunday and we might see a bit more of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson with Gordon banged up.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon not at practice    Wed Jan 9, 03:02 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was sidelined from practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: The Chargers are just giving Gordon as much rest as they possibly can. He's dealing with a minor knee injury, one that was tweaked a bit in the Wild Card Round against the Ravens. If Gordon has to be limited (a little bit) against the Patriots on Sunday, we should see more from guys like Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon has sprain    Tue Jan 8, 11:51 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) suffered a mild sprain in his knee during the Wild Card round but should be available for the Divisional round game.

Footballguys view: The Chargers travel to New England to play the Patriots on Sunday. Expect to see Gordon out or limited during the week of practice. He's not 100 percent but he should see a sizable workload in the Divisional Round.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon reaches end zone    Sun Jan 6, 04:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 40 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon returns to action    Sun Jan 6, 01:51 PM

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to the AFC wild-card early in the second quarter Sunday, Jan. 6, and received two carries after heading to the locker room the previous quarter with a left-knee injury.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon questionable to return    Sun Jan 6, 01:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of the AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 6, in Baltimore.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon leaves game early    Sun Jan 6, 01:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (leg) left the game and headed to the locker room in the first quarter of the AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 6, with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon ready to play    Fri Jan 4, 04:15 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon a full participant    Thu Jan 3, 05:25 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon fully practices    Wed Jan 2, 06:39 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Footballguys view: Full participation is a good sign that the injury that ended Week 17 for Gordon wasn't severe enough to affect him this week.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon says he'll play    Wed Jan 2, 04:14 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) said he is ready to go this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens despite sustaining an ankle injury in Week 17.

Footballguys view: Gordon was banged up heading into the postseason but that was from a knee injury that forced him out of action for a few weeks. He returned for the Chargers in Week 16 and had a couple of games to shake off the rust. We'd be surprised if he missed the Wild Card game against the Ravens on Sunday.

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  Chargers | Ankle issue for Melvin Gordon    Sun Dec 30, 09:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) said he tweaked his ankle against the Denver Broncos in Week 17 but expects to be ready to play against the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon limps off under own power    Sun Dec 30, 07:10 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (leg) limped off late in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos with an apparent leg injury. He is having his right leg looked at on the training table.

Footballguys view: Gordon's availability for next week is uncertain. If he can't go Austin Ekeler will likely start with Justin Jackson also getting a lot of work.

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  Chargers | Quiet outing for Melvin Gordon    Sun Dec 23, 12:06 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 12 times for 41 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 13 yards in a 22-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Gordon looked like his usual self, but the Chargers offense never got in a groove. He'll be a strong RB1 against the Broncos next week if Los Angeles has something to play for.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon not on injury report    Thu Dec 20, 05:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Fire up Gordon for your Week 16 lineups if you were able to survive not having him thus far in the fantasy playoffs.

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  Chargers | Coach confident in Melvin Gordon    Thu Dec 20, 12:14 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will return in Week 16 after missing the previous three games with a knee injury, head coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday, Dec. 20. 'Melvin's practiced all week, and he's doing fine,' Lynn told SiriusXM NFL Radio. 'I don't know that he's himself, but he's going to play.'

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs need to be confident in Gordon. He's back in action this week and the Chargers have a tough matchup against the Ravens on Saturday. We like him as his usual RB1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 16.

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  Chargers | Full practice for Melvin Gordon    Wed Dec 19, 06:14 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Footballguys view: Gordon should be back for the Chargers this week and he's got a couple of games to knock off the rust before the playoffs. Against the Ravens we feel Gordon could put up RB1 numbers.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon full go     Tue Dec 18, 05:11 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) practiced at full speed Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

Footballguys view: Gordon was close last week but didn't play. This time around it looks like Gordon is going to be available to play for the Chargers. It is a tough matchup at home against the Ravens, but Gordon is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs when on the field.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon not 100 percent    Tue Dec 18, 11:15 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) said he's not 100 percent and has two games to knock off the rust before the playoffs.

Footballguys view: Gordon has been close to returning from his knee injury and he should be able to get on the field this Saturday against the Ravens. It's a tough matchup but Gordon is a RB1 when he's on the field and healthy.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to be limited Monday    Mon Dec 17, 03:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to get in a limited practice and was close to playing in Week 15 versus the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.'If we would have played that game on Sunday, he probably would have played,' Lynn told ESPN's Eric D. Williams.

Footballguys view: Gordon was close to returning last week and we're expecting him to play in Week 16 against the Ravens. It's a tough matchup but Gordon is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs if he plays. We should have a better feel about his status for Saturday in the near future.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon expected to return for Week 16    Sun Dec 16, 08:17 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to be able to return for Week 16's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon will not play    Thu Dec 13, 07:08 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 15 game.

Footballguys view: That means Justin Jackson will be the lead back for the Chargers on Thursday night against the Chiefs. He's got RB2 upside for Fantasy GMs in Week 15.

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  Chargers | Week 15 Los Angeles Chargers inactives    Thu Dec 13, 07:00 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have declared OT Cole Toner, TE Sean Culkin, RB Melvin Gordon, RB Austin Ekeler, DL Brandon Mebane, WR Dylan Cantrell and LB Chris Landrum inactive for Week 15.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon a stretch to play    Thu Dec 13, 09:21 AM

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is 18 days into what was a two-to-four-week injury, and it'll be a challenge for him to play Thursday, Dec. 13.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon questionable    Wed Dec 12, 03:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday, Dec. 13, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Gordon's status is truly up in the air. He's considered a game-time decision in Week 15.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon limited     Tue Dec 11, 05:14 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Footballguys view: Gordon is considered to be a game-time decision in Week 15. The Chargers play Thursday night against the Chiefs. They might have to go with Justin Jackson as their starting back.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon is a game-time decision    Tue Dec 11, 03:34 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will be a game-time decision Thursday, Dec. 11, against the Kansas City Chiefs as he continues to nurse a sprained right knee.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs have to be ready to make a move here. The Chargers have a good matchup against a soft Chiefs defense in Week 15, but it's going to be difficult to trust Gordon his first week back...especially since his return may or may not be close. Expect the team to be cautious with Gordon. Justin Jackson may get a large role if Gordon (knee) can't play and Austin Ekeler is still in concussion protocol.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon likely out again    Tue Dec 11, 11:37 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

Footballguys view: Early reports indicated that Gordon could return this week but that may not be the case. Gordon is now considered a game-time decision in Week 15.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon listed as DNP on Monday    Mon Dec 10, 10:20 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was estimated to be a non-participant in practice Monday, Dec. 10. The team is required to give an estimated practice participation report after the walk-through.

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  Chargers | Monday's practice report for Bolts    Mon Dec 10, 10:15 PM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Sean Culkin (back), RB Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion), RB Melvin Gordon (knee), NT Brandon Mebane (not injury related) and CB Trevor Williams (knee) each did not practice Monday, Dec. 10. It was an estimated practice participation as the session was a walk-through.

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  Chargers | Week 14 Los Angeles Chargers inactives    Sun Dec 9, 02:39 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have declared OT Cole Toner, TE Sean Culkin, RB Melvin Gordon, CB Trevor Williams, DL Brandon Mebane, WR Dylan Cantrell and LB Chris Landrum inactive for Week 14.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon could play in Week 15    Sun Dec 9, 10:21 AM

Although Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will not play in Week 14's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, there is a chance that he could return for Week 15's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Dec. 13.

Footballguys view: This week's practices will be huge for Gordon. If the Chiefs lose to the Ravens today, the Chargers will have even more to gain, and perhaps err on the side of playing him.

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  Chargers | Week 14 injury report for LA Chargers    Fri Dec 7, 04:17 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) and CB Trevor Williams (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7, and have been ruled out for Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. TE Sean Culkin (back) and DL Brandon Mebane (non-injury) also did not practice on Friday and are listed as doubtful. RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) and C Mike Pouncey (ankle) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon to sit Week 14    Fri Dec 7, 03:59 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon remains sidelined    Fri Dec 7, 02:46 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon remains sidelined    Thu Dec 6, 07:02 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Chargers | Coach mum on Melvin Gordon    Thu Dec 6, 09:58 AM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's (knee) availability is one thing head coach Anthony Lynn was mum on Thursday, Dec. 6. 'You never know... You just want everybody preparing for everybody,' Lynn said.

Footballguys view: Gordon isn't going to play this week and his lack of practice makes a Thursday game next week against the Chiefs a bit of a stretch. We won't see him until Week 16 at the earliest.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon misses practice    Wed Dec 5, 06:54 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: We think Gordon is going to need another game (at least) of rest after injuring his MCL in Week 12. Without Gordon, the Chargers should turn to Justin Jackson as a runner and Austin Ekeler as a receiving option out of the backfield.

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